The Association of College and University Educators

Welcome to UTA's ACUE page

UTA is partnering with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to offer the Course in Effective Teaching Practices to a limited number of faculty participants. The Course is the first course designed for higher education faculty that leads to a nationally-recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE). 
The Course consists of 25 modules that faculty complete online working with a cohort of other faculty and guided by a facilitator from UTA. ACUE kicks off the program with an in-person orientation at the start of the semester, after which participants will begin work on the first two modules. The Course calls for completing two online modules each week. Virtual monthly discussions are held to go over new things learned, class successes as well as difficulties encountered The Course includes 25 modules from the following five units of study: Designing an Effective Course and Class, Establishing a Productive Learning Environment, Using Active Learning Techniques, Promoting Higher Order Thinking, and Assessing to Inform Instruction and Promote Learning. You can learn more about the Course and the content of each module here:
Applications open at the start of the semester. For more information, please reach out to Dr. Nali Kim, Teaching Innovation Research Associate, CRTLE at